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What makes teaching history challenging?
Our mission at Time Traveler Tours & Tales is to Make. History. Fun.
So this summer, to test whether we are on the right track, Team TTT&T surveyed dozens of teachers and parents of teens and 'tweens on the challenges they face turning young people on to history.
We reveal some of their survey responses, paraphrased and thematically grouped, below.
Please feel free to add your own in the comments following this post...
Challenge #1: History is Dry, Dull, Difficult
Response: Make History Personal.
Challenge #2: Comprehending Time in the Past
Response: Make History Accessible and Relevant.
Challenge #3: It Doesn’t Concern Me
Response: Make History Real.
So, what do you think? Are we on the right track? Does the world have room for a company whose sole mission is to Make. History. Fun?
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Learn all about our dramatically-new Curriculum Handbook,
from TTT&T Curriculum Developer, Marcie Colleen.
Turning kids on to history?